Having problems with your Compaq PC Desktops ?

I need help with my hard drive?

\015 Hi all, my power supply just burred out and it took with it my mother bored :( i bought at a garage sale another computer but it has an old crapy hard drive so i thought \302\240i could just put my old hard drive in it. my old computer was a e-machine and the one i bought was a Compaq but when i turn it on it says compact and then it goes into a blank screen with an underscore just blinking. i can go into the BIOS and in there i can see my hard drive but i don\342\200\231t know what to do in their to make it boot up can some one please help mei have the restore cd for both computers. when i put the one from my e-machine it does nothing and when i put the one from the Compaq it does some thing for a moment and but after like ten secs a red page appears saying contact tech help\015

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You can't just put the hard disk into a totally different machine due to hardware differences. If you want to recover data from the hard disk use an Ubuntu live CD, however if not, make sure the boot order is set to DVD/CD -> HDD then use the restore CD's to recover the systems.
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